THE BRONX - An elderly shopkeeper says he is lucky to be alive after being beaten and robbed inside his Melrose Avenue store on Saturday.

Hector Diego Bellomo, 90, says a man entered Bueno Borito Borato, demanded money and then beat Bellomo. He says the perpetrator made off with $300 and another $80 from his wallet.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.